An ADMM Algorithm for Incorporating Structural Constraints in Self-Optimizing Control

Jonatan Ralf Axel Klemets1, Morten Hovd2

  • 1Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 2Norwegian Univ of Sci & Tech



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10:00 - 11:40 | Wed 24 Apr | Fauna | WeA2

Real-Time Operations Optimization

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An ADMM algorithm is proposed for selecting structurally constrained measurement combinations as controlled variables (CVs). The CV selection is based on the self-optimizing control principle, where the goal is to choose CVs such that the steady-state operation is optimized when they are kept at constant set-point. When CV selection incorporates structural constraints, it becomes a non-convex optimization problem and thus, finding the optimal solution is difficult. However, using an ADMM algorithm for a given measurement set together with speci ed structural constraints, a local solution can be obtained. The resulting CVs seems to give similar or better performance when compared to other existing methods. The proposed method was evaluated on case studies, consisting of a binary distillation column and an evaporator.

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